2014 Domaine de Bila Haut "Occultum Lapidem" Côtes de Roussillon-Villages Latour de France (Previously $30)

SKU #1232214 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Another terrific vintage for this cuvee, the Syrah and Grenache-dominated 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem was harvested between the 12th of September and the 3rd of October with miniscule yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare. Completely destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks, its ruby opaque color is followed by complex notes of garrigue, leather, plums and violets. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and layered, with a great texture, this fruit-forward, balanced Roussillon is already hard to resist, but will continue drinking nicely for 6-7 years. (JD)  (4/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This supple, expressive red shows plenty of raspberry, red plum and cherry notes, flanked by citrusy acidity and spice aromas. Moderate tannins add texture to the grilled herb- and mineral-lined finish. Drink now through 2019. (GS)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

The 2014 vintage was a little cooler in the region, which translated to a great thread of freshness and bright blackberry fruit notes in this wine. Notes of violets, currants, and peppery spices also abound. Since Roussillon is so close to the Spanish border, there is a large Catalan population throughout the region. The beautiful food there is a great hybrid of savory roasted meats, cured hams and salumi, beautiful seafood, and creamy sauces. My own favorite dish was a chickpea salad tossed with Spanish chorizo, roasted peppers, and a light vinaigrette laced with a little cumin. That and maybe a grilled veal chop and you’ve got a pretty perfect pairing for this wine. (Keith Mabry, K&L Rhône/Loire Valley/French Regional Buyer)

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5